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just got a masterbuilt XL gas smoker

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1. What do I need to do to the smoker since I'm using it for the first time. 2. What rubs/chips do you use for your shoulders (I want like a medium/light spicey)? 3.how long? 4. How often do I check on it?

I bought one and then had to move to Tennessee and my "smoking mentor" isn't here to help me haha.
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1. What do I need to do to the smoker since I'm using it for the first time.
Follow the manufactures instructions for curing yor smoker
2. What rubs/chips do you use for your shoulders (I want like a medium/light spicey)?
The founder of this forum has a great all around rub and sauce recipe. You can get it at smoking-meat.com.
3.how long?
You are best served by cooking to IT not by time. But a rule of thumb is 1.5 to 2 hours per pound.
4. How often do I check on it?
If your lookin it aint cookin!! Every time you open your smoker it loses temp. and adds to the time it takes to cook.
I bought one and then had to move to Tennessee and my "smoking mentor" isn't here to help me haha.

Good Luck
Keep Smokin!!
Wolf

 

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Greetings aewyatt7!

 

  I have a 40" Masterbuilt LP gas smoker. It is very important to season your smoker before you do your first smoke.It burns the oils off from the manufacturing and it won't transfer a metalic taste to your meat. Plus it protects your smoker from rust on the inside. Kinda like a cast iron skillet.

  I did my first smoke this last Saturday. I did the Candy Bacon for a friend's beer tasting party from the SMF news letter. The Candy Bacon was a hit!

  Also get your self a inexpensive spiral note book and keep a record of your smoking experience.

I jot down things like weather conditions,wood chips I am using and oh yea the chips catching fire.

  If you have the same smoker I do , get a 9" round Cast Iron skillet and place it over the chip tray to hold the chips. it works great!

 

Happy Smoking!                                                                             Smokin Sid

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